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The Importance of Telemedicine from the Patient and Provider Perspectives

On Thursday, March 13, 2014 the Health IT Now Coalition hosted a policy briefing on Capitol Hill that highlighted the need for modernized telemedicine regulations. Panelists included Joel White, Executive Director of Health IT Now; Hope Warshaw, Diabetes Educator; Dr. Larry Merkel, Psychiatrist at the University of Virginia; and Israel Robledo, a Parkinson’s patient.

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Health IT Now Coalition Applauds President Obama, Looks Ahead to 2014 Goals

Today, the Health IT Now Coalition wants to take a moment and applaud President Obama for his commitment to bolstering the U.S. economy, expanding access to healthcare, and supporting the men and women of the Military and our Veterans.

Bipartisan Bill Would Establish Federal Definition for Telehealth Services

On Dec.

Support Letters Re: Interoperability, Information Blocking and Telemedicine

Last week, letters signed by dozens of Health IT Now members were sent to key members of Congress regarding interoperability, information blocking and telemedicine legislation.

Verizon and GWU Shed Light on Barriers to Telehealth and mHealth Adoption

At George Washington University (GWU) last Wednesday, a former U.S. Senator, three medical doctors, and a leader of a wireless technology coalition convened at Washington, D.C.’s only School of Public Health to participate in an event that focused on telehealth and mHealth and discussed how these 21st Century technological innovations are improving healthcare access and outcomes for patients.

Health IT Now Quoted Regarding Meaningful Use Delay

Health IT Now was quoted in CQ, BNA Bloomberg and IHealthbeat regarding the recently announced delay in the Meaningful Use program.

From the iHealthbeat article:

Joel White … said CMS’ announcement has created “an opportune time for Congress to change the law.

Health IT Now at Open Minds in Philadelphia on 10/25

Health IT Now presented at the OPEN MINDS Technology and Informatics Institute in Philadelphia, PA, on October 25, 2013.  This year’s Institute focused on how organizations serving high-cost, high-needs consumers can use emerging technologies to gain the competitive advantage in a changing marketplace.

Video: “A Briefing on Innovations in Health Technology: Developing a New Regulatory Framework to Foster Innovation and Promote Patient Safety”

On September 17, Hill staff and health IT leaders attended a briefing hosted by Health IT Now that focused on innovations in health technology and developing a new regulatory framework to foster innovation and promote patient safety. Speakers included:

JOEL WHITE
, Health IT Now, Executive Director
Dr. MARTIN S.

Save the Date: A Reception Hosted by Health IT Now in Recognition of National Health IT Week

Coalition Commends Introduction of TELEmedicine for MEDicare Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 11, 2013

Contact: Margaret Battey

mbattey@dcigroup.com

 
Coalition Commends Introduction of TELEmedicine for MEDicare Act
Bipartisan legislation lifts geographic licensure restrictions in Medicare
 WASHINGTON – The Health IT Now Coalition today commended Congressmen Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) and Frank Pallone (D-N.J.

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